New detour for Bustang route between Grand Junction and Denver

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo — Time for a trip to Denver.

However, there’s a caveat, a new detour that takes nine hours and forty-five minutes to get to the front range.

This delay is because of mudslides on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon.

A group of travelers going from Durango to Denver are now reconsidering their options.

Carl Campbell, a traveler, says, “originally the plan was to take the Bustang or the train from here to Denver, but apparently there is a very large mudslide that wiped out the road.”

They aren’t the only ones experiencing issues along the way.

Kyle French, with CDOT, says, “before this detour was in place, we were having about 500 hundred 400 hundred passengers per week on our west line, so we’re anticipating that number will probably dip a little bit but not too much while we have the detour going.”

The current detour between Rifle and Wolcott is CO. 13, US 40, and CO 131.

French added, “part of the extra delay, we actually do have a rest break built into the new detour to give passengers and dour operator a chance to stretch their legs, take a lap, do whatever they have to do to keep themselves comfortable.”

Another traveler says, “very comfortable, our bus driver Skyler was professional and nice and couldn’t have asked for a better bus experience.”

A clean and relaxing ride across the Rocky Mountains is awaiting you.

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